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Find Peace of Mind with A Miami Child Custody Attorney

One significant issue of divorce is child custody. As a parent, it’s understandable that you would want to retain full custody of your children. It is important to remember that both parents have rights. You should also keep in mind that things can heat up in a divorce, and the entire experience can evoke intense emotion and traumatize you and your children.

If you are going through this type of a situation, you need to be level-headed. You have to focus on your strengths and capabilities as a parent to ensure the judge can see share that perspective of you as a fit and stable parent.

You need a seasoned child custody lawyer by your side. You can trust our team at the Family Matters Law Firm. We are ready to help free you from the fight so that you can have quality time with your children.

Factors Affecting Child Custody Orders

Before the court grants custody, visitation rights, or parental plans, it reviews the following factors:

  • The age of the children
  • The least disruptive arrangement
  • The relationship of each parent to the kids before divorce
  • The post-divorce plans of each parent
  • The ability to provide support for the children

In some cases, the court will consider the preference of the child.

What You Must Know About Child Custody Laws in Florida

Florida’s child custody laws focus on the best interest of the child. In other words, the court will place the children in an environment that will more likely provide them with ample opportunities for growth, education, and healthy living. Therefore, if you want custody of your children, you must be able to prove that you can offer a healthy and loving environment where their needs will be met.

It’s also important to note that both parents generally have custody of and timesharing with their children. In most cases, both parents need to work together to decide what is best for the child, including making decisions when it comes to their education, health care, and religious practice.

Both parents also get the opportunity to have overnights with their children. The parties need to work together to establish a parenting plan which is in the best interests of the child. In most cases, both parties have the same rights to have access and overnights with their children.

What Should I Do If My Ex-Spouse Refuses to Comply With The Child Custody Order?

If you’re worried that your ex-spouse would just ignore achild custody order, it would be prudent to prepare yourself. First, gather enough evidence and keep track of the times or days when your ex-spouse fails to show up or gives the kids to you during visitation time.

Your next step is to consult an experienced Miami child custody attorney for assistance. Call The Family Matters Law Firm for more information and to find peace of mind.

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Why Choose The Family Matters Law Firm ?

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Legal concerns with family can cause intense stress and have far-reaching effects. This can be especially true when children are involved. You also have a lot of financial interests in a family law case, so you must partner with the right attorney. The team at The Family Matters Law Firm is the right choice for these reasons:

  • We understand family. The Family Matters Law Firm offers our clients a family-friendly environment. We understand how delicate legal issues are with spouses, partners, and children.
  • We speak Spanish. Language barriers shouldn’t be a problem when you work with our firm. We speak Spanish and can understand your personal concerns.
  • We have the experience and skills. Family law is not something anyone should take lightly. Our attorneys have been practicing law for more than 20 years. We understand the critical aspects of family law and the essential steps with each case.

Important Tips When You’re Facing a Custody Battle

A legal custody battle can be harrowing and emotionally draining. To get through it, you must strengthen your mindset and have exceptional patience with the long and complicated process. As much as possible, communicate honestly with your ex-spouse and avoid adding more issues that can only delay the process.

Most of all, you must keep your child’s best interests in mind. This means you must still provide emotional and financial support whenever possible and avoid arguing and fighting with your ex whenever you are with your child.

Why Is It Crucial to Consult a Child Custody Lawyer?

Fighting to spend time with your child can be exhausting. By finding common ground with your co-parent, you can reach a mutual understanding that can make your lives easier.

Our Miami child custody attorney can guide you about your options. The Family Matters Law Firm will fight for your rights to the best of our abilities. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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